Sometimes the book is better than the movie. Join us as we discover the books behind some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters…new and old.
All of the books featured here can be found at your local Little Dixie Regional Library!
“Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak (1964)
A naughty little boy, sent to bed without his supper, sails to the land of the wild things where he becomes their king. Winner of the 1964 Caldecott Medal and other awards.
Movie: “Where the Wild Things Are” Nine-year-old Max runs away from home and sails across the sea to become king of the land Where the Wild Things Are. King Max rules a wondrous realm of gigantic fuzzy monsters--but being king may not be as carefree as it looks! Filmmaker Spike Jonze directs a magical, visually astonishing film version of Maurice Sendak's celebrated children's classic, starring an amazing cast of screen veterans and featuring young Max Records in a fierce and sensitive performance as Max. Released in theaters October 16, 2009 and now can be found on DVD.